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SOLD - Sterling Silver & Mother of Pearl Canteen of Cutlery for 12 Persons - Antique

An exceptional, fine and comprehensive antique George V English sterling silver and mother of pearl canteen of cutlery for twelve persons in the Art Deco style; an addition to our flatware collection

SKU: A2590
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SOLD - Sterling Silver & Mother of Pearl Canteen of Cutlery for 12 Persons - Antique
SOLD - Sterling Silver & Mother of Pearl Canteen of Cutlery for 12 Persons - Antique


The pieces of this fine and comprehensive antique George V canteen service for twelve persons have been crafted in the Art Deco style.

Each piece has been crafted in sterling silver.

All the knives, fish and fruit forks, the carving set and fish servers are all fitted with carved iconic faceted Art Deco style mother of pearl handles.

This canteen of cutlery consists of 189 pieces:

Basic Service:
12 Table knives
12 Table forks
12 Dessert knives
12 Dessert forks
12 Dessert spoons
12 Fish knives
12 Fish forks
12 Fruit knives
12 Fruit forks
12 Soup spoons
12 Teaspoons
12 Coffee spoons
12 Grapefruit spoons
6 Table spoons
Additional Pieces:
5 Piece carving set
4 Knife rests
Pair salad servers
Pair fish servers
Soup ladle
Pair sauce ladles
Pair mustard spoons
Pair salt spoons
Pair preserve spoons
Pair butter knives
Bread knife
Pickle fork
Sugar tongs

The bowls of the coffee spoons, salad servers, mustard spoons and preserve spoons retain the gilt interiors.

The fish servers and fish knives are fitted with sterling silver blades; the remaining knives, including the carvers retain the original stainless steel blades.

This canteen of cutlery is fitted to a fine and impressive chest style piece of furniture with three lockable drawers and two hinged doors to the lower portion providing access to vacant cupboard space.

The drawers retain the original key.

Date: 1932


The pieces of this antique canteen are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The mother of pearl handles are all in perfect condition.

The impressive piece of furniture has been professionally polished by a cabinet maker.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of the surface of each piece, and the surfaces of the knife rests are all very clear.

Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this exceptional antique canteen of cutlery


Basic Service:

Table knife 23cm/8.9”

Table fork 19.5cm/7.7”

Dessert knife 20cm/7.9”

Dessert fork 17.2cm/6.75”

Dessert spoon 18.2cm/7.2”

Fish knife 21.2cm/8.3”

Fish fork 18.2cm/7.2"

Fruit knife 17.3/6.8”

Fruit fork 15cm/5.9”

Soup spoon 19.3cm/7.7”

Teaspoon 12.1cm/4.75”

Coffee spoon 12.1cm/4.75”

Grapefruit spoon 14cm/5.5”

Table spoon 20.3cm/8”

Additional Pieces:

Large carving knife 34.5cm/13.6”

Carving knife 28cm/11”

Carving fork 24.7cm/9.75”

Carving fork 23.7cm/9.3”

Carving steel 30.7cm/12.1”

Knife rest 7.7cm/3.1”

Salad server 23.4cm/9.2”

Fish server knife 27cm/10.6”

Fish server fork 20.1/7.9”

Soup ladle 30cm/11.8”

Sauce ladle 17cm/6.7”

Mustard spoon 9.5cm/3.75”

Salt spoon 8.9cm/3.4”

Preserve spoon 14.5cm/5.5”

Butter knife 16.1cm/6.3”

Bread knife 30.7cm/12.1”

Pickle fork 19.5cm/7.7”

Sugar tongs 10.4cm/4.1”

Total Weight

170 troy ounces/5288g (excluding pieces with stainless steel blades and/or mother of pearl handles).

View the complete range of canteens available at AC Silver

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the size and weight of this canteen, we are only able to offer free shipping within the UK. Please contact Andrew Campbell directly at enquiries@acsilver.co.uk to enquire about worldwide transit costs.

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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